Denzil Monk

Denzil Monk

Producer

  • Location: Cornwall
  • Career stage: Expert
  • Freelancer: Available
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Denzil is a prolific creative producer and consultant with two decades of professional experience across the film value chain. A Lecturer in Film at the school of Film & Television, Falmouth University, UK – a national centre of excellence accredited by Creative Skillset and a full member of CILECT, the association of the world's major film and television schools, he also holds the position of COO at digital distributor Cinegi Media Ltd and is a consultant associate for The Audience Agency/Golant Media Ventures.

Previous producing work includes developing a UK-wide community Event Cinema screening network through Arts Council England funded action research project Cinegi Arts&Film, bringing to life mechanical mining extravaganza 'The Man Engine' (drawing a live audience of 150,000 people to 22 public events, with a global media reach of over 112 million, voted UK’s Best Arts project 2017), producing Mark Jenkin’s “formally adventurous swirl of pure cinema” 'Bronco’s House' (2015) “beautifully poignant, subtly compelling” 'Happy Christmas' (2011) and Brett Harvey’s award-winning debut black comedy 'Weekend Retreat' (2011). Recent credits include associate producer on Mark Jenkin’s recently completed feature ‘Bait’ from Early Day Films, with whom he is currently collaborating in producing Cornish ghost story short film, ‘Hard, Cracked the Wind’.

He has been working in film at Falmouth for over a decade, initially in 2007 as an industry partner developing talent trainee schemes for micro-budget features, bringing external client projects providing film, TV and animation students ‘doing it for real’ work placements and training, and delivering teaching as a visiting lecturer. He joined the staff team as an associate lecturer in 2015, advancing to a substantive post as a lecturer in film in 2018, to develop his academic interests alongside continued professional practice. He is module leader for MA Factual Film & Television and Creative Practices, BA level 2 Production and Script to Screen modules, and a supervisor for level 3 Final Project productions.

Recent consultancy work includes writing an audience development Strategy and Action Plan for Yskynna Vertical Dance Company (funded by Arts Council England), a Digital Marketing and Communications Workshop and Strategy Report for multi-arts venue Galeri Caernarfon as part of Arts Council Wales Resilience programme, and producing a Scoping Study for a Cornish language annual short film award 'FylmK' for Cornwall Council.

In 2010 Denzil was welcomed into the College of Bards of Gorsedh Kernow for services to Cornish film making. Prior to that, alongside writing, producing and mentoring literally hundreds of short film productions, he worked as a digital media creative agent for schools and youth organisations, was an inaugural arts award advisor and moderator for Trinity College London/ACE when it launched in 2005, and was co-author of the Social Enterprise Qualification (SEQ)™ for Real Ideas Organisation/SFEDI

Previous roles include CEO at Western Light Pictures, executive producer at Dogbite Film Studio, MD at awen productions, senior producer at Chew TV, development director at Hi8us Cornwall, executive committee member at Celtic Media Festival and chair of Cornwall Film Festival.


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Safety Management in Film & TV Production

Media Safety Ltd

14 Jun 2017 - 14 Jun 2022


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Coronavirus basic awareness on production training

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